Salama Salah Ka’abna

March 10, 2019: Salama Salah Ka’abna, 22, was killed by Israeli forces at dawn at a military roadblock on Road #90 in the Jordan Valley area, near Jericho in the occupied West Bank.

Media sources said army informed the Palestinian District Coordination Office that the young man, Salama Salah Ka’abna, 22, was shot dead while bypassing a vehicle which was stopped for inspection by the soldiers.

According to Israeli sources, the soldiers were in the process of inspecting a Palestinian vehicle at the roadblock when another speeding vehicle “drove behind [that car] and rushed towards soldiers who ordered him the driver to stop.”

The army claims that the Palestinian driver did not heed the soldiers’ orders to stop, and they opened fire at him in his car, seriously wounding him. He died from his wounds shortly afterwards.

In addition, the army said two other Palestinians were in the car, but managed to escape. The army spokesperson added that an inspection of the car showed that it was stolen.

Salama was from Fasayel area in the Al-Auja village near Jericho. Source: IMEMC